How about that running?
I have for several years not been able to run, or i can run but not on a daily basis or for fitness.
The reason for that, is because i had some kind of knee injury several years ago. When i was younger i played rugby, and in a game someone tackled me, and my knee was kinda bent sideways. Not that violently or anything, but enough for the cartilage behind my kneecap to be damaged and put oressure behind it.
So after that whenever i got shocks through my knee, it would hurt and i still can't bent it out flat probably if im sitting on the floor.
But i was told over time things would get better, because the cartilage would be sanded down on its own, so the pressure would ware of behind the kneecap.
And for the first time en many years, i started to run for fun, and not just for necessary. And my knee took it surprisingly well. I have not had pain in it, or after when run on the treadmill. The daily pains that i have had after the injury, are still there, but i haven't got more pains by starting running.
So i started to run back in summer 2016, i have not come that far, but from where i began, i have pushed and moved my self quite a bit. I can now run 10 min. straight before, i can't breathe anymore :) so i can run approximately 1.3 km, in that 10 min. I dont have the speed yet, and im no expert in this.
But when i started i couldn't run for 30 sec. before i felt like dieing, so i my mind (which is the one that counts the most) that is pretty awesome. I dont use lot for motivation, the main thing is that i can see results on the numbers, så when i can run 30 sec. longer than last time, i get a natural high out of it, and when i can see that my body is changing as well, thats just a bonus.
A lot of people are saying that when you first start running, you can't stop again. And i must say that a first i didn't believe that, because why get addicted ro running. But now i see and feel what they are talking about.